Girl, 14, among four teens charged over violent carjacking

FOUR teenagers have been charged after allegedly carjacking a 73-year-old woman at a shopping centre in Logan.

The woman was allegedly set upon by two girls, aged 14 and 17, in a car park off Grand Plaza Drive at Browns Plains about 2.30pm on Tuesday.

Police said one of the girls pushed the woman and snatched her keys before tossing them to her friend.


The girls then used the woman’s Hyundai Elantra to pick up two boys, aged 16 and 19, before driving away.

Police allegedly spotted the stolen car in a shopping centre car park on Waratah Drive at Crestmead about 3.30pm.

Officers tried blocking in the stolen vehicle by parking behind it but it’s alleged the driver rammed the patrol car.

After reversing into the officers and a second vehicle, the teens allegedly alighted from the vehicle and fled on foot.

All four teens were found nearby and arrested a short time later.

A 17-year-old girl from Logan Reserve has been charged with more than half-a-dozen offences, including robbery with violence, dangerous operation of a vehicle, unlicensed driving, obstructing police, stealing and trespass.

A 16-year-old boy has also been charged with robbery with similar offences, while the 14-year-old girl is charged with robbery with violence, stealing and two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The 19-year-old is charged with two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and is due to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court today.

The three younger teens will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

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